Rev. John Welch, of Ayr

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John Welsh, of Ayr

Also Known As: "John Welch", "Rev. Welch"
Birthplace: Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of John Welsh Lord Collieston and Marion Isobel Welsh
Husband of Elizabeth Knox
Father of Dr. William Welsh; Rev. Josias Welch, of Templepatrick; Nathaniel Welsh; Daughter Welsh; Lucy Witherspoon and 1 other
Brother of Cuthbert Welch; Margaret Maxwell; Helen Welsh; David Welsh and Marion Welsh

Occupation: Reformer
Managed by: Wilson Erich Gruetzner
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About Rev. John Welch, of Ayr

From Wikipedia:

John Welsh (1568–1622) was a Scottish Presbyterian leader.

He was born in Dumfriesshire and, after a wayward youth, attended the University of Edinburgh and obtained his MA in 1588. He became a minister in Selkirk, and prior to 1596 and leaving Selkirk, Rev. Welsh married Elizabeth, a daughter of John Knox. He rivaled his deceased father-in-law in genius, piety and zeal.

Welsh later ministered in Kirkcudbright and in Ayr, where he spent five years and with which he was ever afterward associated. His preaching resulted in his imprisonment on the orders of King James VI of Scotland, and in 1606 he was exiled to France, where he continued his activities for many years. His grandson was the Covenanters' leader, John Welsh of Irongray.

The Children Of John Of Ayr Were:

  1. William,Who Studied Medicine And Was Accidentally Killed In The Netherlands.He Left One Daughter,Who Died Single(1633).
  2. Nathaniel,A Minor At His Mothers Death,in 1625 Was Lost At Sea.The Ship Was Wrecked On One Of The Barren Coast Islands.His Body Was Afterwards Found In The Attitude Of Prayer Where He Had Starved To Death After Having Reached The Shore. [No known offspring.]
  3. A Daughter,Who Died In 1614 In France While A Child.
  4. Rev.Josias Welch, Of Temple Patrick.
  5. Louise,Born In Jonsac,France,1613,Where Her Father Was Many Years In Exile.She Died Unwed.

Note: No son John.

"Louise" is sometimes identified with the Lucy Welch who married Rev. James Witherspoon, but there is no primary documentation to support this.

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Rev. John Welch, of Ayr's Timeline

Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 22
Age 27
Age 30
Kirkcubright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Age 31
Age 42
May 20, 1613
Age 45
Jonzac, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
April 2, 1622
Age 54
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom